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Enmore EHP 2002 Rom de Luxe 17 Year Old

Lot: 6030398

Enmore EHP 2002 Rom de Luxe 17 Year Old

Winning Bid: £490
(Reserve has been met) This lot currently has: 29 bids

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Diamond
Age: 
17 year old
Vintage: 
2002
Region: 
Guyana
Bottler: 
Rum de Luxe
Cask Type: 
N/A
Bottled Strength: 
61.5%
Bottle Size: 
70cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
Production method: 
two-column wooden coffey still
Base: 
guyana molasses
product Details

Enmore EHP 2002 Rum de Luxe 17 Year Old

This is a single cask EHP marque rum from Diamond distillery, produced on the Enmore wooden coffey still in 2002 and bottled for The Wild Series by R0m de Luxe. The single cask was predominantly continentally aged and bottled in 2019.

Established around 1670, the Diamond Estate is the only remaining rum distiller in Guyana. Located on the east bank of the Demerara river, the distillery is operated by Demerara Distillers Ltd (DDL), the company created by the government in Guyana as it attempted to consolidate the nation’s rum production. This began in 1974 and culminated with the closure of Uitvlugt in 1999, which saw Guyana’s “Heritage Stills” moved from there to Diamond. This was distilled on the Enmore wooden coffey still, also known as EHP. It is constructed from Greenheart wood, which is native to Guyana and is mostly used in boat-building due to its ability to remain strong while constantly wet. The wood is also well suited to distilling, stripping spirit of sulphites in the same manner that copper does. The Enmore still has been producing rum since 1880 and is the last of its kind still in operation. Modelled almost exactly after the first continuous still patented by Aeneas Coffey in 1832, the Enmore still is so-called because it started its life on the 200 year old sugar estate of the same name. It was moved to Uitvlugt after the Enmore distillery closed in 1994.

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